Posts for April, 2018

April 2018

NOAPS 1st Best of America Small Painting Juried Exhibition

Published on April 26, 2018

The National Oil and Acrylic Painters' Society, an ARC Allied Organization, is holding their first Best of America Small Paintings Exhibition. A variety of events will take place in connection with the exhibition.

Among the participating artists is ARC Associate Living Master™ Siva Nyayapathi.

The show runs from April 30, 2018 to May 26, 2018 and is being held at the Richland Fine Art Gallery, 4009 Hillsboro Pike # 203A, Nashville, TN 37215.

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Published on April 27, 2018

Hosted by Rehs Contemporary Galleries, Inc., “Imagine” aims to celebrate the imaginative flare that often separates the efforts of the ARC Approved Ani Art Academy artists from their contemporaries. To this end, Lance Rehs has brought together a contingent of Imaginative Realist icons to demonstrate just how vast the landscape of the imagination can be. Joining the artists of the Ani Art Academy for this remarkable showcase will be ARC Living Masters Julie Bell, Boris Vallejo, Donato Giancola, as well as David Palumbo, Michael C. Hayes, Eric Velhagen and Tenaya Sims.

The exhibition runs from April 28 -May 18, 2018, with an opening reception on Saturday, April 28th from 1-6 PM at the Rehs Contemporary Galleries, Inc., 5 E 57th St, New York, NY.


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OPA 27th Annual National Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils

Published on April 26, 2018

OPA 27th Annual National Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils is one of the finest display of reprsentational oil paintings. The jurying process strives to select paintings that show the highest quality of draftsmanship, color, and composition, emphasizing a diversity in representational style and subject matter.

ARC Living Master™ John Buxton and ARC Associate Living Master™ John Pototschnik will be among the artists participating.

The exhibition will be at the Steamboat Art Museum from June 1 - Sept. 3.  There will be demos, discussions, and lectures as well. 

For more information, please click here.

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Published on April 26, 2018

The Salmagundi Club is holding their "Annual Exhibition", which showcases its club members' finest works of art in all media - oil, watercolor, pastel, graphics, sculpture, photography and mixed media.  The Salmagundi club membership includes both nationally-recognized award winners as well as emerging talent.

For more information, please click here.

To view more events visit the ARC Events Calendar.

Life Painting Classical Portrait with David Gray at Arts in Rome

Published on April 19, 2018

Arts in Rome, an ARC Approved ™ school is immensely pleased to receive internationally renowned award-winning artist, David Gray, who will be teaching his remarkable oil painting techniques. To enjoy the workshop you need to be a member of the Arts in Rome Cultural Association.

In the workshop, David will teach the application of the painting medium as he applies it in his own professional work. This five day workshop will cover: underdrawing and underpainting, overpainting, glazing and making minor adjustments as necessary. In addition students are encouraged to ask any other questions applicable to the art making process. In past workshops David has discussed other topics such as: composition, personal art making philosophy, and many other related topics.

"Though I strive to keep the class fun and upbeat, we move fast and cover a LOT of material in a short amount of time.  It’s really going to benefit the student who has a firm grasp of drawing and oil painting basics."

The workshops run from May 14 – 18, 2018 at Arts in Rome 1 Via Pasquale Villari, Roma, Lazio 00100

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FACE Scholarship Opportunity

Published on April 20, 2018


Fine Art Connoisseur magazine is holding a scholarship competition that will be awarding a total of seven full scholarships to attend the upcoming 2nd Annual Figurative Art Convention & Expo (FACE).

This includes:

Four student scholarships (ages 18-26)

Two teacher scholarships — NEW for teachers instructing at a high school, college or university, or an atelier program

One person 65 or older

These full scholarships will include:

Full registration for the conference

Three nights hotel room at the Biltmore Hotel

$500 spending money that can be used toward travel or meals

The Figurative Art Convention & Expo (FACE) is the largest gathering of its type, and is an international gathering of those interested in the 21st Century Realist Art Movement. 

If you know anyone who might be a fit, please forward them this e-mail and invite them to apply here:

On top of receiving a scholarship with a ticket to attend, winners will get access to special events with some of the speakers and top artists in attendance.

For other events, please visit the ARC Calendar.


Best Students Works Annual Show

Published on April 20, 2018

This annual exhibition features the best works of the students/artists of the ARC ApprovedTM Chiaroscuro Atelier.

The show runs from April 26 - May 17, 2018 with the opening reception on April 26 at 7:00 pm.

The exhbition is being held at the West Campus Gallery of Miami Dade College, 3800 NW 115th Ave, Doral, FL 33178.

The show is free and open to the public.

For more information on the event, click here.

For other events, please visit the ARC Calendar.

Escape Velocity Exhibition

Published on April 18, 2018

Greg Hildebrandt is happy to be a part of the Escape Velocity Exhibition, held at the Plaxall Gallery in Long Island City. 

This SciFi theme exhibition curated by Edjo Wheeler opened on Friday April 13, 2018. A wide-ranging curated group exhibition, it brings together contemporary artists from across the NYC Tri State area inspired by science fiction’s capacity to imagine new realities, both utopian and dystopian. Works on view depict unique artistic landscapes exploring parallel universes, alternative realities and perspectives surmising on the past and the future; artists utilize science fiction to suggest diverse modes of existence and represent everything "out of step" and alien to our ways of being in the world.

The exhibition runs from April 12 to May 13, 2018 at LiC-A/Plaxall Gallery, 5-46 46th Ave, Long Island City, NY 11101.

Gallery Hours are Thursdays 6-10 PM (life drawing with live nude) and Saturday and Sundays, 12 PM to 6 PM.


For more information on this event, click here.

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ARC Salon Winner featured in Scottsdale Independent

April 18, 2018

We are pleased to announce an article featuring  Alex Bauwens, the Art Renewal Center’s 13th ARC Salon Fine Art Connoisseur Award winner, has been published in the Scottsdale Independent.

"'Evoking emotion is paramount. As an oil painter, I strive to capture not only a subject's likeness but its unique essence,' Ms. Bauwens stated. "On a daily basis, I draw inspiration from nature, my time spent riding horses and recollections of creating my own world as a child.'"   

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Daniel Gerhartz: The Continuum of Beauty

Published on April 12, 2018

ARC Living Master tm Daniel Gerhartz is holding an exhibition of thirty-one paintings. It is the artist's first major retrospective. It includes many new, never before seen works.

"His subjects hover between traditional figurative painting and portraiture; only about five percent of his production is true commissioned portraiture.

Gerhartz often depicts an interrupted moment, as if the sitter has just realized the artist’s presence. In the majority of his paintings, he relies on his wife, children, or a friendly farmer as models. These paintings are not portraits per se but rather vignettes, archetypes of maternal love, childhood simplicity, or grandfatherly affection; they often evoke an earlier and more humble way of life."

The exhibition runs April 14 - July 29, 2018 at the Museum of Wisconsin Art, 205 Veterans Ave., West Bend, WI. The opening party will be held on April 14, 2018 from 2:00–5:00pm.

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As Life Happens Exhibition

Published on April 12, 2018

ARC Living Artist TM Debra Keirce is holding a solo show called "As Life Happens".
The show runs from April 6 - June 11, 2018 at the Ellis-Nicholson Gallery located on 1 Broad St, Charleston, SC.

"Artist Debra Keirce originally from Detroit, Michigan now makes her home in Ashburn, VA, where she creates works that share stories of joy, desire, challenge and encouragement. Her art is influenced by classical and Trompe L'oeil techniques. Painting in miniature and small formats the artist says,  'Imagine the magic in your reality. This is what I paint.'"
To view this event click here.  

To see more exhibitions on our calendar, click here.

2018 ARA Boston Figure Painting Competition

April 11, 2018

At ARA Boston, an ARC approved Atelier, their academic training allows students to render what they see to a great degree of truth. ARA Boston is an enthusiastic exponent of the atelier's method and techniques. 2017 was a year of upheaval. A renewed political awareness led to massive protests not seen in decades.  The 2018 Boston Figure Painting Competition seeks to join that conversation.
This year's pose will be taken directly from a nineteenth century work by an academic master. It will be up to the competitors to give the pose a new context that will alter its original meaning and make it relevant to a contemporary audience.
Deadline for application is April 15th.
The competition runs from July 30th to August 4th, 2018.
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Woman’s Essence Project 2018

Published on April 11, 2018

The Woman's Essence Project creates public awareness and supports women in contemporary art.

The Project represents contemporary women artists worldwide. In the past, women typically played a passive role as an object in art.  Today, women artists are actively able to express their creativity and particular sensitivity.

All artists will be exhibited in the center of Madrid, from April 13-15, 2018  in the prestigious location as PONS Foundation, Calle de Serrano, 138, 28006 Madrid, Spain.  An art book by Prof. Laura di Trapani will also feature the artists in the show.

This year, the Woman's Essence Project is dedicated to Sofonisba Anguissola.

For more information on the event, click here.

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Plein Air Convention & Expo

Published on April 10, 2018

The Plein Air Convention & Expo is the world’s largest plein air event. It’s like the Woodstock of outdoor painting. By attending the 2018 Plein Air Convention, you’ll make personal connections with 80-plus of the world’s top painters , plus 900 of your peers, and you’ll discover amazing techniques to transform your painting skills. They will have painting demonstrations on four stages, plus each day you will go out painting and break the world record for the most plein air painters painting in one place simultaneously.

The event takes place in Santa Fe, New Mexico, April 16-20, 2018. There is an optional 1 1/2 day pre-convention workshop with leading artist Kevin MacPherson (April 15), plus an art show, expo hall filled with art supply vendors and more. All events will take place at the Buffalo Thunder Resort.

For more information, or to register, visit:

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Tina Garrett Workshop

April 6, 2018

ARC Associate Living Master™ and award winning artist, Tina Garrett, is holding a 5-Day Painting the Portrait from Life workshop at The Florence Studio in Italy.

Beginners on all levels are welcome to participate. In this 5 day format, Tina will share her complete process for beginning and finishing a portrait from life. 

Learn to see and simplify values, create form, and understand edges and chroma to control your composition and create dramatic portraiture. Tina will teach you how to organize your palette to mix realistic colors, values, and temperatures for different skin types and two easy strategies for achieving an accurate likeness in your portraiture. Tina will demonstrate three oil painting starting methods including open grisaille, accurate color block-in and Tina's favorite, selective start. Together you will paint a completed portrait from life. 

Tina's goal is to be as generous with her knowledge as possible, walking each student through the concepts, so when artists leave her workshops, they are able to take their own painting to new heights. 

The workshop runs from September 10 - 14, 2018 at The Florence Studio, Borgo SS. Apostoli, 18, Florence, Italy 50123.

For more information, please visit or email

ARC Artist Featured in Society of Classical Poets Journal

April 5, 2018

The Society of Classical Poets Journal Vol. 6 showcased ARC Living Artist Clark Gussin's drawing, "The Patriot" to illustrate poems in Section IV, titled "Facing Terrorism".

Anna Rose Bain, a finalist in the 13th ARC Salon, is also featured in the magazine with her painting "Vintage Tutu".

For more information, please click here:

The Masters Academy of Art Scholarship

Published on April 3, 2018

The Masters Academy of Art is holding a Summer Scholarship Competition. The school is giving away scholarships for summer workshops as well as a grand prize of one full month of study for free.

The deadline for entry is April 30, 2018.  

To learn more, please visit


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Night of Artists

Published on April 4, 2018

The 2018 Night of Artists showcases over 280 works by 74 of the country’s top Western artists.

Night of Artists is the largest fundraiser for the Briscoe Museum with proceeds supporting the Museum's exhibitions and programs.

ARC Associate Living Master Mary Ross Buchholz is among the exhibiting artists.

All unsold artwork is available for purchase through May 6, 2018.

For more information on the event, click here.

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TIAC Interview of Nick Alm

April 3, 2018

Nick Alm, second place winner of the Figurative Category, winner of an ARC purchase award, the Poets Artists Award and the TIAC Art Prize was recently interviewed by The International Arts & Culture Group (TIAC), an ARC Allied Organization™.

"The creative process varies, but it mainly involves small thumbnail sketches with pencil and paper and experiments in photoshop. The first vision is quite a dopamine kick, and seeing the picture come to life has some magic in it. It´s rarely a walk in the park though."

To read the full article, please click here

The Atelier Studio of Art Sale

Published on April 2, 2018

The Atelier Studio of Art is holding an Art Studio Sale. Original artwork will be for sale as well as model stands, cast stands, easels, drawing table and assorted art related stuff including flat files, props, art materials and papers, office furniture, and file cabinets. There will also be books and prints of Old Masters. All proceeds will go to The Atelier.

The sale runs from April 6-7, 2018 at The Atelier Studio Program of Fine Art, 1681 East Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55414.  

To see all events, please visit our calendar.



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